Creature — Snake

Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)

When Skullwinder enters the battlefield, return target card from your graveyard to your hand, then choose an opponent. That player returns a card from his or her graveyard to his or her hand.

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Legacy Legal

Skullwinder occurrence in decks from the last year

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Skullwinder Discussion

multimedia on Flora & Fauna

3 months ago

Hey, you're welcome. Do you own all the cards in the sideboard? There's several cards in the sideboard that are better than cards in the main deck.

If you choose to add the two card infinite green mana combo these are some changes to consider:

Sabertooth is a very good green creature with or without the combo. It's ability is repeatable and it gives you lots of value from creatures who have an enter the battlefield (ETB) ability by bouncing the creature and then casting it again. Genesis Hydra is a unique creature in green since it can cheat any nonland permanent with CMC X or less you reveal from X cards onto the battlefield which includes not just a creature, but also an enchantment, artifact or Planeswalker. Being able to repeat this effect with Sabertooth can give you a lot of value in mono green.

multimedia on Flora & Fauna

3 months ago

Hey, one advantage that this Nylea has as Commander is she's mana sink to get creatures into your hand because if you don't reveal a creature you can put that card into graveyard and look again. With infinite green mana you can find and cast all the creatures in your deck or just find a specific one, cast it and repeat on your turn. With Yeva, Nature's Herald you can cast creatures at instant speed and you can activate Nylea at instant speed.

This interaction is a combo to make infinite green mana. There needs to be minimum four green devotion for Karametra's Acolyte. Mystery Booster version of Umbral Mantle is $5 at TCGPlayer. Sword of the Paruns is slower than Mantle, because have to pay mana to equip it, but that's why it's less than $2. As long as Acolyte is equipped and can tap then you can make infinite green mana at instant speed which means you can do the combo on your last opponent's turn.

  1. Assemble the infinite mana combo.
  2. Using infinite mana activate Nylea until you get Yeva, Nature's Herald into your hand and end your turn.
  3. On last opponent's turn make infinite mana combo again.
  4. Flash in Yeva then activate Nylea to find and put all creatures into your hand.
  5. Cast all your creatures since they have flash from Yeva.
  6. On your next turn attack with all your creatures and Nylea.

Nylea puts cards that aren't creatures into your graveyard and you can advantage of this with green recursion. With infinite green mana Skullwinder + Temur Sabertooth can recur all cards in your graveyard that Nylea put there. Eternal Witness is a better Skullwinder, but more expensive price. Sabertooth can also give you infinite ETB triggers of a creature such as Acidic Slime to destroy all your opponents lands which can be game winning.

If you're interested in these suggestions I offer more advice to make cuts.

Good luck with your deck.

SynergyBuild on Yeva Draw-Grow

3 months ago

I mean, just wait a few sets when we starting running howling mine on a creature ;)

precociousapprentice I'm glad you like this variation on the list! I've found mild success with a few others, but I think this allows for the most abuse of Yeva, Nature's Herald, even if there is a small chance another version is more competitively viable, this let's us abuse instant speed the most.

Between our massive creature layout letting us toolbox hard at instant speed, break our muses in Glademuse and Seedborn Muse, we find this version let's us cast a timely Skullwinder when everyone is out of interaction for a win, or to go off in response to a storm deck like farm/turbo naus lists with a Heartwood Storyteller.

With these functions, and the results of the list, we have many ways of proving this deck is one of, if not being the most powerful deck in the format at controlling large stacks. In doing so it's both been a very unique experience, a hugely performing deck, and one of the most fun decks I've played or played against, the deck makes sure to keep opponents in the game, rarely locking people out just to win on top of them all.

I'll continue testing the deck, but I think this version is at or nearing the peak performance this list should expect, sitting around tier 2, leading to a meta-killer against farm lists, however a subpar choice for metas involving the Yurikos, T&Ts, Kess's, and Snoop Piles, which I want to look towards to fight in the future.

Inkmoth on Yeva Draw-Grow

3 months ago

Anybody catch the new grouphug tag? lol (Aikido for sure)

"Grouphug" or Aikido package (lol):

XiphiasX on Casual Commander Playgroup @ Amsterdam

4 months ago

CASUAL Commander enthusiast looking for fellow players in the area of Amsterdam!

Who knows a fun playgroup or would be interested in starting one to gather once every one or two weeks on a Sunday afternoon? I know things are seriously tricky with the Corona measures - I'm just looking forward to playing again. And who knows, we might want to use the meantime for deck design challenges.

PLAY STYLE - Insta-win cards, infinite combos, and heavy restrictions and stax strategies spoil all the fun of Magic for me. Instead, I like player interaction and therefore happily choose a player-interactive play style over solitaire (e.g. Skullwinder instead of Eternal Witness). I believe that's what makes my 15+ decks fun to play with and to play against (power levels ranging from 3 to 6). I love interactive three-four player games of 45-90 minutes in which we have a pleasant turn pace, forgive each other small misplays, cheer for each other's big turns, and help each other to learn from playing the game too.

ABOUT ME - I am Laurens ('84) and I've occasionally been playing magic for 15 years now, and like to stay updated on the newest MtG Commander-trends on youtube. Aside from that I am a freelance workshop trainer / teacher in personal leadership, I like British ironic humour, movie soundtracks, and the fact that my place is in Amsterdam West on a spot that's easily accessible by car and public transport.

Anyone? :-)


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